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The Villa Audiobook

The Villa

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Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. For three generations, the Giambelli wines have been renowned for their quality - from Napa Valley to Italy, and throughout the world. The pride of the Giambelli family and a top PR executive, Sophia loves her job - and excels at it.

But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family's winery - and Sophia will be assuming a new role.

As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Tyler the finer points of marketing - and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard.

As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company's future - and the legacy of the villa - may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia's quest will be not only for dominance, but also for survival.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    What did you love best about The Villa?

    All the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Villa?

    Her mother being able to find love


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    She's just awesome


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Could not turn it off listened to 3x's already


    Any additional comments?

    This book was like watching a movies. It draws you into it... NR is great

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book ! Kinda reminded me of my favorite show " Falcon Crest" . NRA Roberts is such a good writer in creating a whole story with different characters and angles that work perfectly transferring you to a different world. So so so good and the narrator choice was perfect for this book.

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    Claire California 02-01-13
    Claire California 02-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nora is always a good bet!"
    What did you love best about The Villa?

    Greatly appreciate the varied locations and detailed of the storyline. Characters strong and believable. A story that could happen. Nora Roberts proves she can come up with something new.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie. Strong, indepedant, but human.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when teens acted and talked like true teens. You know Nora has been around teens herself. Real, yet still funny.


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    L.W. 10-09-11
    L.W. 10-09-11

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    I am a NR fan. This was a complicated plot. I had some problems figuring out the characters but that is just a problem of "listening". Intriquing plot from my perspective. I loved everything about this book. This is a great vacation read.

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    Amazon Customer Jenks 08-10-16
    Amazon Customer Jenks 08-10-16 Member Since 2016

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    "not my favorite nora roberts book by a long shot"

    not my favorite nora roberts book by a long shot

    struggles to finish and keep the characters straight

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    jodiod Bay area ca 07-09-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 07-09-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very good as always."

    Nora Roberts spins a wonderful tale with thoroughly drawn out characters. Very enjoyable reread. But didn't like the twist at the end. Very silly.

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    Megan Saarikko 08-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    I think this is one of Roberts better novels. I read it as a teenager and still love it today.

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    Rebekah Reading, PA, United States 06-04-15
    Rebekah Reading, PA, United States 06-04-15
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    "Older Nora with a complex plot"

    The narrator did terrible male voices and it was tough to discern the difference between characters. There were a lot of characters involved and it was tough keeping up with them at first. It isn't one of Nora's best but still worth the listen.

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    Alicia 06-04-15
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    "More love than suspense"

    Bond and strength between the women was perfect. No knight in white armor necessary to save these women.

    Loved the love story and the loyalty story.

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    Pamela M. Rodriguez Del Rio Texas 05-28-15
    Pamela M. Rodriguez Del Rio Texas 05-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read"

    Slow start but riveting after the first couple of chapters enjoyed very much looking forward to my next Norah Roberts

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